Wednesday, January’s 31st Leo Full Moon is something quite special. First, it is what we call a Blue Moon. A Blue is the second Full moon in a calendar month. Second, it is a Supermoon. A Supermoon is when the moon is at closest point to the Earth. This Phenomenon is known as an extreme perigee, making the Moon appear even larger than the normal Full Moon. Lastly, it is a Total Lunar Eclipse. Know as a Totality, It is the rarest of Eclipses; First such moon in a 150 years. A Totality is when the Moon will be hidden in the Earth’s dark umbra shadow. It won’t totally disappear but it will take on a reddish hue, an effect known as the scattering.
What does for us astrologically? Let’s focus on the basics; The Planet (Moon), Sign (Leo), and significant Phenomenon (the Eclipse).
The Moon, as a planet in astrology, is concerned with needs such as food, shelter, nurturing, security and emotional support. It also governs psychic abilities, intuition and feelings. It is the primary or first emotional energy of the zodiac or the cardinal Water sign.
The Super Blue Blood will begin at 2:51am PST/ 5:51am EST. It will take on a red color and will be wholly visible to the people on North America West coast, across China, Japan and most of Australia. Lunar Eclipses, in astrology, draw the attention of the unconscious concerns directly to the conscious mind, making us more aware of our emotions and feelings.
The Leo Full Moon or the Snow moon as it is known to Native America cultures, will ask you to explore what position or roles you must undertake to meet your needs. Do you need to nurse or nurture or to be so. Need to get some emotion matter off your chest? Use this time to share your feeling for release and catharsis. For the next three days, determine the roles that you must play to get your needs met. Do you need to take charge? Do you need support? Express your needs and be ready to own them.
Again, Full moons lend their waxing energies to endeavors and activities, making them good times to start businesses, projects and emotional commitments. The best use of the Snow Moon energy is for making plans and preparations in regard to the coming year. Because of the doubling effect of the perigee and chaos of the eclipse, the caveat at this time is to not be overly emotional and work to remain both calm and grounded. Fiery Moons, such as Leo have a flair for dramatic, so play it cool.
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